Accenture receives $73 million contract to update U.S. Defense Logistics supply chain system softwareAccenture has been announced as the recipient of a four-year, $73 million contract from the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency to integrate its energy supply chain with its enterprise business system program, the company announced earlier this week.

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company that helps its clients - which include both private enterprises and governmental organizations - perform better, more efficiently and for less cost.

In 2000, Accenture introduced a business system to the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency with the goal of making the agency's supply chain more efficient. Seven years later, the system was updated and the agency once again saw a major increase in supply chain efficiency and speed. Now, a decade after its original implementation, the agency is ready to complete the project by integrating energy, including fuel commodities, into the system.

Bringing energy into the equation is the final step in the process for the Defense Logistics Agency. The agency will enjoy "a leading-edge logistics system" that will provide for "America's armed forces through an efficient, reliable and speedy supply chain that meets the ever-changing needs of DLA's customers," said Lisa Mascolo, managing director of Accenture's U.S. federal practice.

By the time the project is completed, the Defense Logistics Agency will have added more than $18 billion in traceable items to its supply chain, according to Accenture. The agency averages 54,000 orders and 8,000 contracts daily and manages 520,000 shipments every year, BusinessWeek reports.
Share To:

Strategic Sourceror

Post A Comment:

0 comments so far,add yours